Mesa Subway grill removal??

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by AEVAREX, Apr 23, 2021.



    Jun 10, 2013
    Western Ma.
    Behind the grill of my subway 115 has become home to several webs and a decent amount of dust and is just getting unsightly at this point. I tried one of those cans of air that are for cleaning keyboards and such but it just didn't really do the trick. So I figured I'd check in with the tb community to see if any of you subway cab owners have removed a grill from a subway cab? I know not something most would normally do but well I've never been normal so....
  2. jeff7bass


    Apr 9, 2009
    I recently took the grill off my Avatar SB112 for the same reason. Looking at the Subway 115, I see no reason why you can't just unscrew the screws and clean it. I laid out my screws in order so I knew which hole they came out of. Good as new. Looks like the Subway has little washers in front and rubber insulators in back so just make sure those are in order.
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    Jun 10, 2013
    Western Ma.
    Yeah I'm OCD enough that I'd make sure the screws went back to the same places. One of my concerns was the rubber shock mounts between the grill and cab and if they aren't glued it may be difficult to get it all back together.
  4. 2milehighspike

    2milehighspike Supporting Member

    I have , easy peasy. I found that if you lay it on its back it’s easier to reinstall the grill.
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    Jun 10, 2013
    Western Ma.
    Thanks for the replies. I'm gonna just go for it cause I know those screws holding the speaker have to be a little loose by now. I run it pretty loud all the time and noticed all the outside accessible screws needed a twist about a month ago.
  6. agedhorse

    agedhorse Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 12, 2006
    Davis, CA (USA)
    Development Engineer-Mesa Boogie, Development Engineer-Genzler (pedals), Product Support-Genz Benz
    Be careful that you don’t cause damage to the driver. Sometimes you are better off leaving some things alone ;)

    I use a small hooked tool through the perforations to lift the grille free, they can be snug sometimes. Lay the cabinet on its back.

    Be sure you don’t overtighten the screws when putting it back together.
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    Jun 10, 2013
    Western Ma.
    Hey Andy thanks for the tip to use a small hook tool, worked like a charm. No worries I'm very careful.
    So indeed the rubber mounts are not glued In place, though they do stay in place pretty well. Just remove the grill slowly and straight up with the cab on it's back. Used a long soft horse hair brush<< lol<< to lift the dust away. Gave the screws a tiny snug up, and they did seem to need it. Thanks guys.
    All reassembled, cleaned up and tight. Much nicer without the dust and webs!

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